Sending You Sunshine

Pretty Pink Posh
Fusion Card Challenge

June 5, 2020

Good Morning Friends! Today, I am playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge. I saw their photo and sketch and knew I had to create something. We could all use a little "sunshine" right now, so I pulled out some fun sets from Pretty Pink Posh and played along.


 For my card, I used the Summer Friends Stamp Set and the Summer Surfboards Stamp Set. I colored them with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 


For my card layout, I used the sketch for my inspiration. Here is the photo:


I used the Scallop Border Die to create my scalloped edge. I then stamped my sentiment with the Tropical Birds Stamp Set directly onto my aqua strip and layered everything onto my card panel. Lastly, I added a few Sparkling Clear Jewels to finish my card.


Thanks for joining me today. I hope you all have a Wonderful weekend and I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

Enjoy your day,

Color Throwdown Challenge

June 2, 2020

Hi Friends! I am so excited to be a "guest designer" for the Color Throwdown Challenge for the month of June. I will be posting a card every week and participating in their weekly challenges. I use to participate in challenges all the time... though now with design team work I don't have as much time to participate. So when Wanda asked me to be a guest, I of course said Yes! I am looking forward to pulling out some stamps that I have been wanting to use and creating something just for fun. 



Here are the colors for this week's challenge:



My card is fairly simple to put together so I will list my supplies without giving you all of the steps. Please feel free to ask any questions and I will answer them for you though. 

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: PinkFresh Studio Modern Layered Florals, Pink & Main Plaid 3
Dies: PinkFresh Studio Modern Layered Floral
Ink: Gina K Designs Lucky Clover and Red Hot, Altenew Snapdragon and Parrot
Other: Vellum from Papertrey Ink, Trinity Stamps Clear Sequins, Ranger White Embossing Powder



I am also linking up my card to The Card Concept Challenge. I used their photo for my inspiration. 


Thanks for joining me today! I hope you will play along with this week's Color Throwdown Challenge or join me in participating in The Card Concept!!

Enjoy your day,

Pretty Pink Posh: Party Friends

June 1, 2020

Good Morning Friends and Happy June!! Today is my daughter Morgan's 20th Birthday, so I thought it was only fitting that I share a birthday card!! She should be in London right now for a summer study abroad program with her college... that of course was cancelled, so she is home with us Celebrating! Happy Birthday Morgan, we love you!

For my card, I used the Party Friends Stamp Set. I stamped my mice with a black ink and colored them with Copic markers. Next, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

For my card panel, I ink blended Distress Oxide Ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Spun Sugar. I then attached the fun Birthday Frame Die directly onto my card panel. Lastly, I added a few Sparkling Clear Jewels to finish my card.

Thanks for joining me today! I will be back soon to share another project with you all. 

Enjoy your day,

The Greetery: Let's Celebrate

May 30, 2020

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. I am stopping by today with one more card for The Greetery. I wanted to use my Cake Pop Dies to also create a card. I ran out of time for my scheduled post and for the blog hop, so I thought I would share it today.


I started my card by using the Cake Pop Dies. I did all of my die cutting with Bristol Smooth Cardstock and ink blended all of the pieces with Distress Oxide Ink. For my sentiment, I used the Cake Pops Sentiments Set and stamped it onto a Cake Pop Banner Die. I then layered everything together to create my focal image. The possibilities are endless with these dies... they would also make really cute tags to tie onto your gifts.


For my card panel, I die cut the Crimped Frame Die and ink blended the edges with a little Distress Oxide in Peacock Feathers. Next, I used the Frosting Border Die included in the Cake Pop Die Collection and attached it to the top and bottom of my panel. Lastly, I added a few jewels to the tops of my flowers and attached everything to an A2 card base.


Thanks for joining me today! I love how these dies can be used to create a Cake Pop, but also used to create a regular card for mailing. 


Don't forget to shop the New Release and the Anniversary Sale this weekend at The Greetery!! Everything is 15% off and there is no code needed. 

Enjoy your day,

The Greetery: Cake Pops Collection

May 28, 2020

Good Morning Friends and Welcome Back to Day 2 of The Greetery Release. Did you enjoy all of the projects and inspiration yesterday? So many amazing projects were shared! Today, I am using the fun Cake Pop Collection! This is an Amazing set of dies that create the most adorable little cakes. 



For my cakes, I started with the Cake Pops Dies. The basic set of dies includes everything you need to make the cakes, though there are lots of fun add on pieces that you can also use. I cut all of my pieces with white cardstock and ink blended them with Distress Oxide Ink. The colors I used were: Festive Berry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers. 



For my first cake, I am only using the Cake Pop Dies. The basic set includes the candles and the small flowers that I included on the top of my cake. There will also be deeper bubbles (clear domes) being released to create your cakes with. This new size will measure 2-1/2" in diameter and 1" deep. At the bottom of my cake, I also used the Tear Away Circle Die that was released with the Candy Pops Collection. This die allows you to create a perforated opening at the bottom of your cakes, so the recipient can get the treats out of the container without tearing apart the cake. 



For my next cake, I used the Cake Pop Dies along with the Cake Pop Number Candles. There is a slit in the circle cake topper and the numbers (and other accessories) have a flap on the bottom that you fold and slide into the slit so they can stand up...so smart and easy! My daughter is turning 20 next week, so I thought this would be perfect for her place setting at our dinner table. 



Isn't this little banner just the cutest? It is from the Cake Pops Banner Die Collection. I stamped Happy Birthday with the Cake Pops Banner Sentiments Mini Stamp Set. Did you notice the cake stand? This is easily made with the Cake Pops Stand Die Collection. So fun and the perfect little stand for all of your cakes!!



I hope you enjoyed my Cake Pops! They were so fun to create and I can't wait to use them for daughter's birthday next week. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Remember to stop by The Greetery Blog for all the New Release information. The New Release will be Available at The Greetery's Online Shop tomorrow, May 29th at 10:00 AM EST!! 

Now we can't have a Celebration without a GIVEAWAY!! The Greetery will be giving away two $50 gift cards for the Day 2 hop. Winners will be picked randomly from all the comments left along the blog hop. So the more comments you leave along the way, the more chances you will have to win. Winners will be announced Friday, May 29 on The Greetery Blog. 
Blog Hop Order:
Noreen Borys
Guests:
Ashley Cornell

Thanks again for joining me today! I also want to Thank Betsy for asking me to be a guest designer for the One Year Anniversary Celebration! It has been a true honor!! Betsy, we are all cheering you on and can't wait to see what the next year brings!!

Enjoy your day,


The Greetery: Think Happy

May 27, 2020

Good Morning Friends! I am so excited to be a Guest Designer for The Greetery for the next two days! We are Celebrating their one year anniversary with a new release.  Betsy emailed me asking if I would be interested in guest designing for the new release... and I might of let out a scream or two. If you know me, you know I am a huge fan of Betsy's and The Greetery. I love everything she creates so this is definitely an honor.  You can find all the New Release details Here. Let's get started, shall we?



For my cards today, I am using the Think Happy Stamp & Cut Combo. This is such a fun and happy set! I started my card by using the dies (rainbow and cloud). I die cut them from white cardstock and added Distress Ink. The colors I used were: Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet. 



For my card panel, I die cut the Silver Lining Cloud to create a stencil. I moved the stencil down my card panel adding Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers to create my background. Next, I used the same Silver Lining Die to create my clouds for the bottom of my card.



Lastly, I stamped my sentiment in VersaFine Black Ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder. Such a Fun card to create!



Next, I created a simple card set using the Think Happy Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiments onto a white panel and added a few flowers that are included with the stamp set. 



I wrapped a little baker's twine around my card panels and added a few sequins to finish them off. Super quick and easy, but just another way to use this fun little stamp set!



I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Remember to stop by The Greetery Blog for all the New Release information.

Now we can't have a Celebration without a GIVEAWAY!! The Greetery will be giving away two $50 gift cards for the Day 1 hop. Winners will be picked randomly from all the comments left along the blog hop. So the more comments you leave along the way, the more chances you will have to win. Winners will be announced Friday, May 29 on The Greetery Blog. 
Today's Blog Hop:
Guests:

Thanks for joining me today. I will be back tomorrow with Day 2 of the reveal.
Enjoy your day,


Thinking Of You

Pretty Pink Posh

May 26, 2020

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are doing well. Today I am sharing a card that uses some "spring" supplies from Pretty Pink Posh

I love this little row of spring flowers from the Spring Days Stamp Set! I stamped it in a Copic friendly ink and colored the flowers with my Copic markers. For the bees, I used the Bee Friends Stamp Set. The bees are so cute and they work perfectly with the flowers.

For my background, I ink blended Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers to my card panel. I attached this to my A2 card base. Next, I trimmed down a white panel, stamped my sentiment and attached it along with my images to my card with foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a few Lemon Drop Jewels to finish my card.

Thanks for joining me today. I will be back tomorrow with a fun announcement and project to share with you all.

Enjoy your day,

Some Bunny Loves Coffee

Trinity Stamps

May 25, 2020

Good Morning Friends! Today, I am sharing a "Just Because" kind of card on the Trinity Stamps Blog. Do you send out mail to let your friends and family know you are thinking about them? I love to do this with my handmade cards. I know it is appreciated and it is nice to let someone know you are thinking about them. 


I started my card by using the Slimline Stripes Stencil to create my background. 


Next, I used the Dir-Tea Bunny Stamp Set to stamp the adorable bunny and coffee mug. This is such a fun set! I love the different sentiments that can be added to the coffee mug. I colored my images with Copic markers and then used the Dir-Tea Bunny Coordinating Diesto cut them out. You will notice that the bunnies hands are also die cut, this allows you to place the mug in the bunnies hands- too cute!


To finish my card, I stamped my sentiment from the A Sentiment For (Almost) Everything Stamp Set. This is such a great set with the perfect sentiment for so many occasions. I attached my bunny and sentiment onto a vellum circle before placing it onto my stenciled background. The vellum helps to mute the colors from the background and allows the images to stand out a little more. Lastly, I attached everything to an A2 card base. 


Thanks for joining me today! I hope I inspired you to create some "Just Because" type cards to mail to your friends and family. I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

Enjoy your day,

Birthday Wishes

Pink & Main

May 24, 2020

Good Morning Friends and Welcome Back! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. Today, I am on the Pink & Main Blog sharing a Fun Birthday Card.


I started my card by creating my background. I glued 1/2 inch strips of cardstock together to create a card panel. This is such a fun technique and easy to do too! I then used the Floral Corners Dies to create my floral cluster. I die cut the floral corner from white cardstock three times and glued them together. This helps to give the die cuts some dimension and stability.


Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Special Day Stamp Set directly onto my card panel. Lastly, I added a few clear sequins to my card panel to finish it off.


Thanks for joining me today. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will be back soon to share another project with you all. 

Enjoy your day,

Concord & 9th: Brighter Day

May 20, 2020

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are doing well. Today, I am sharing a set of card that I made with the Brighter Days Stamp Set from Concord & 9th. 


You know I love Rainbows and this my just be my favorite set ever! 


These cards were so quick and easy to make. I kept all the cards fairly clean and simple, perfect for mailing.


This one might be my favorite! I love all the blue with a little pop of yellow.


And one more...


What do you think? Which one is your favorite? I can't wait to get these in the mail!

Enjoy your day,